"Abraham and Isaac," John August Swanson. Used by permission from the artist.
Image © by John August Swanson. Artwork held in the Luther Seminary Fine Arts Collection, St. Paul, Minn.
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Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Commentary
by Dale Allison
Matt 13:24-30 and 36-43, the parable of the tares and its interpretation, recall in several respects 13:3-9 and 18-23, the parable of the sower and its interpretation.
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Isaiah 44:6-8 Commentary
by Juliana Claassens
Trauma theorists tell us that one of the essential steps for trauma victims reconstituting their shattered lives is to repair their narrative identity, i.e., constructing fragments of their former selves ...
Genesis 28:10-19a Commentary
by Esther M. Menn
Jacob finds himself all alone at nightfall. He is on the run from his brother Esau because of a blessing.
Romans 8:12-25 Commentary
by Marion L. Soards
Chapters 5-8 of Paul's epistle to the Romans are practically a self-contained meditation on the operation of grace. Though many other notes are sounded in these four chapters of the letter, the overriding ...
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Brainwave 009: Lectionary Texts 20 July 2008
July 20, 2008
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Matthew Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 20 July: Isa 44, Gen 28, Rom 8:12-25, Matt 13:24-43.